Monthly Archives: June 2017

Sony Suspends Thousands Of PlayStation Network Accounts in UK, Allegedly Because Of Issue With PayPal

An anonymous reader writes: PlayStation Network (PSN) users in the UK who’ve paid via PayPal have had their accounts suspended. ‘Thousands’ of users this week received an automatic refund for purchases they made with the US money transfer service. According

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Despite Hacking Charges, US Tech Industry Fought To Keep Ties To Russia Spy Service

The U.S. tech sector pushed the government to keep ties with Russia’s spy agency, despite reports that Moscow meddled in the U.S. presidential election, Reuters reported Friday. The sanctions imposed on Russia by the Obama administration last December outlawed U.S.

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Raspberry Pi Wins UK’s Top Engineering Award

An anonymous reader shares a BBC report: The team behind the device was awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering’s MacRobert Prize at a ceremony in London last night. The tiny computer launched in 2012. Its designers hoped to introduce children

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Iranian City Soars To Record 129F Degrees: Near Hottest On Earth in Modern Measurements

A city in southwest Iran posted the country’s hottest temperature ever recorded Thursday afternoon, and may have tied the world record for the most extreme high temperature. From a report on The Washington Post: Etienne Kapikian, a forecaster at French

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Iranian City Soars To Record 129C Degrees: Near Hottest On Earth in Modern Measurements

A city in southwest Iran posted the country’s hottest temperature ever recorded Thursday afternoon, and may have tied the world record for the most extreme high temperature. From a report on The Washington Post: Etienne Kapikian, a forecaster at French

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Iranian City Soars To Record 129 Degrees: Near Hottest On Earth in Modern Measurements

A city in southwest Iran posted the country’s hottest temperature ever recorded Thursday afternoon, and may have tied the world record for the most extreme high temperature. From a report on The Washington Post: Etienne Kapikian, a forecaster at French

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Wall Street Journal To Cut Back Print Outside the US

The Wall Street Journal plans to discontinue production of print edition outside the United States in what is the latest testament that popularity of print is waning and it is no longer as lucrative for news outlets to maintain print

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Tom Wheeler Defends Title II Rules, Accuses Pai of Helping Monopolists

simkel shares a report from Ars Technica: Former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler spoke out against the FCC’s proposed repeal of net neutrality rules this week, saying the repeal will help monopoly broadband providers abuse their dominant position. There’s

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Artificially Intelligent Painters Invent New Styles of Art

Dthief shares a report from New Scientist: Now and then, a painter like Claude Monet or Pablo Picasso comes along and turns the art world on its head. They invent new aesthetic styles, forging movements such as impressionism or abstract

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New Study Finds How Much Sleep Fitbit Users Really Get

Fitbit has published the results of a study that uses their longitudinal sleep database to analyze millions of nights of Sleep Stages data to determine how age, gender, and duration affect sleep quality. (Sleep Stages is a relatively new Fitbit

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